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University of Toronto - New College Residence - Wilson Hall Residence
Ranked #89 of 137 Hotels in Toronto
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Very cheap and great location”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

I stayed here in the 1st week of June for 7 days. I would stay here again, cheap and a great location.

- Staff were friendly (even when I arrived at 3am due to my delayed flight).
- 20-25 mins walk to Yonge Street and Eaton Shopping Centre
- 5 mins walk to BIXI bicycle stand
- 8-10 mins walk to Spadina station
- 5-10 mins to grocery stores on Spadina Avenue
- Safe area to walk around even during the night
- Shared washrooms were fairly clean, though the male washrooms were on the other side (perhaps ask to stay in a room which is closer to the male washroom)
- Room was fairly clean
- Free wired internet (if you do not have Anti-virus software and the latest Windows updates on your computer, make sure you update it before you get here, otherwise you not be able to access the Internet without updating over the University's network)
- The noise from some rooms (students I guess) was sometimes loud beyond the "Quiet" time of 8PM but not loud enough to cause me much bother (i.e. no loud music, partying, etc)

If you are looking for a cheap and great location compared to staying in a hostel or paying crazy hotel prices Downtown, stay here

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Pros – Location, cheap vs. alternatives, fairly comfy bed, good location

Cons – Toilets can be 3 blocks away – not ideal for the middle of the night, Noisy as School Trips use accommodation so our room was surrounded by school kids, Room dark and dingy, didn’t feel the cleanest, staff on reception a bit useless when couldn't find our booking so had to be sorted out by booking office but no one communicated this to us so we were stood around for half an hour not sure what was going on - not ideal after a long flight.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Don't expect anything more than a place to sleep at night. This is a very basic 'hotel'. It's located very conveniently downtown Toronto, within walking distance of many attractions.
The rooms are very basic, you get a mattress, a small desk, and a shared public bathroom/showers. The price is cheap, we were 2 people, stayed for 1 night, for 58$.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Fairfield, Iowa
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

The place was reasonably clean, but it is in a 1960s or 70s concrete building so it is not beautiful. This wouldn't matter because it is cheap and well-placed for downtown Toronto.

This hall is set up for school groups and sports teams - not for visitors from the general public. The worst thing was the attitude of the staff, who are apparently only geared to deal with students. The girl on reception was very friendly but had little clue how to deal with most of my questions - I concluded that she was not trained. Her supervisor treated me like a badly behaved first-year student. The information on line says, for example, 'A pillow is provided' - what it does not say is that if you need another pillow, you can't have one. The worst thing was not that there are no pillows but that the supervisor spoke contemptuously to me as if I should have read the instructions and it was my own fault that I didn't bring one.

The kitchen had nothing except work surfaces, settees, a cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer. I.e. no pans, crockery, cutlery, kettle or utensils. I was given a paper cup so I could heat water in the microwave. This kitchen might work if you were Canadian and coming by car so you could bring all you needed. For an Englishwoman coming on the train, it was of almost no use at all.

I have stayed in many university halls of residence before and this was definitely one of the worst organised. For example, in my last couple of days a party of young teenage boys arrived and were staying all around me. My bathroom was moved by the simple expedient of putting a notice on the door. Sharing a floor with a group of boys was not my idea of fun.

There is a good and cheap laundry room. The bathrooms were cleaned fairly regularly. The place is cheap. Those are the only good points.

I would advise anyone not to go there. It should not be being advertised to the general public.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Lyons
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Toronto is an expensive city for accomodation, and this university residence is a total bargain. Of course, you'll get a basic comfort, with shared bathrooms, but the room is really OK. On the other hand, you will benefit from the common area equipments, which include a shared fridge, microwave oven, etc. What's more, the location is top-notch, right smack in the city centre. Oh, and: there's Wifi! :)

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Elgin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2011

I stayed in the long-term Wetmore Hall Residence for one week in August 2011. Basic room with pillow, sheets, blanket and bedspread; desk with chair; and telephone included but mine didn't work. Very economical accommodations in a very expensive city. Laundry machines were $1 per load and $0.50 to dry. Breakfast buffet was available while I was there but can be sporadic depending if there are large groups staying on campus. Right across from Spadina trolley line and a 5 minute walk to subway ($3 CAD with transfers).

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

Saved much on accomodation during this trip.
Bare necessities were provided.
Security was sufficient for a lone traveller.
Could rest well.

If you're looking for a luxurious place to satisfy creature comforts. this is not the place to be..

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Property: University of Toronto - New College Residence - Wilson Hall Residence
Address: 40 Willcocks St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C6, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #89 of 137 Hotels in Toronto
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Hotel Class:2 star — University of Toronto - New College Residence - Wilson Hall Residence 2*
Number of rooms: 250
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